The best wines depend upon your preferred Independence Day meal. If you choose to grill chicken, then a peppery Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon will nicely complement the lighter fare. Alternatively, a hearty Napa Cabernet Sauvignon can stand up to the beefiest burger, as it accompanies your meal with strong red fruits and tannins.
Should you wish to indulge in seafood for the holiday, stick to a white wine. Fried fish is best complemented by a more austere beverage to clean the palate and refresh your guests. For this plate, enjoy a Washington State Reisling, which will blossom with peach and minerals, perfect for a Southern celebration.
As A Legendary Event salutes the Greats, we encourage you to perk up your ears and take a listen to Thelonious Monk, who’s eccentricity is said to have transposed his music. Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie influenced some of the more famous musicians to follow him, such as Miles Davis, another excellent choice to mellow to on the Fourth. However, none can outshine Louis Armstrong, King of Scat and a Founding Father of Modern Jazz. His living legacy of music is beyond extraordinary; Louis is “Legendary.”